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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Tin Bender
Bluhduh Sierra's Moto-Camping???

For years now I've taken a week+ off work right around the Cols. Day holiday to moto camp, mostly in the Sierras. Summer heat and crowds are gone, ez camp reservations, at least the ones that still...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tin Bender
Yea!!!!! I finally found one. Posted a...

Yea!!!!!

I finally found one. Posted a plea begging anyone that might have knowledge of the lightbar on the BMWOA and the IBMWR sites to contact me.

A fella from the IBMWR site said he just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,601
Posted By Tin Bender
Yup, I'm the FF'r that suggested Dino share...

Yup,

I'm the FF'r that suggested Dino share his work here. Excellent series on epoxy Fiberglass fab, troubleshooting and bringing an old machine back to life, hints for the electrically clueless...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Tin Bender
RBR Light bar....

Phil,

Searching for the RBR Light bar on an oilhead RT, I came across this message thread.

I too would like to install one but learned a LONG time ago that RBR and Cycle Gadgets is NO MORE. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,853
Posted By Tin Bender
Ravenslair, YOU are absolutely right. ...

Ravenslair,

YOU are absolutely right. Switched off, relay contacts open any generated voltage goes harmlessly to ground. I shoulda' thought of that. And...this keeps with the KISS principle.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,853
Posted By Tin Bender
Oil cooler fan....

Yup, like Yeti said.."this thread is relevant to my interests'

This thread proves that great minds DO think alike. I too have thought about adding a cooling fan to the oil cooler especially after...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tin Bender
Thumb Harmonizer, harmonized ???

Been thinking about a Harmonizer, or Carb Tune, a Twin Max or old timey manometer (carb sticks) ???

Here's a thread I posted a while back and experience with all of them and comments from other...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,398
Posted By Tin Bender
Pissed Phase Change Jackets??????

No deal...

Nearest dealer, North County BMW said..."Sorry, can't help you. We'll give a 10% discount for a new one. When asked if they'd help me if it happened again, they got REAL quiet.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tin Bender
"Did you try the Anonymous book from BMW...

"Did you try the Anonymous book from BMW motorcycle owners association to see if there is someone in GJ."

No I hadn't because I was writing from work. Maybe I should keep one here in my desk...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tin Bender
Laugh But then again...I'm not a musician.:rofl ...

But then again...I'm not a musician.:rofl


I only play one on TV. But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tin Bender
Boxer Service Moab/Grand Junction area....

Good morning all,
A musician friend of one of my riding pals lives in Moab. He's riding a 2003 R1150R with over 35K miles that has not seen any kind of service since 10K miles!!!

After we both...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Tin Bender
I too wondered about that. After many hours of...

I too wondered about that. After many hours of searching online I finally found the right numbers.

New = 6.65 mm
Wear limit = 4.2mm

What I DO need to know is the height of usable clutch...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Tin Bender
Where'd it go?? GS Clutch Repl....

Where'd it go????

What am I doing this Christmas?? I'm gonna be doing a clutch spline inspection/lube and disc replacement of course. Does'nt everyone??

Have all my tools, parts, manuals, and...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 39,685
Posted By Tin Bender
Below is the note I forwarded to Beemer Boneyard...

Below is the note I forwarded to Beemer Boneyard and their reply regarding Bob's passing. Thought you might be interested.....

Hi Dan,
Thanks for the info. Really sad to hear about Robert. I...
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,582
Posted By Tin Bender
Estimated shipping date????? Can hardly...

Estimated shipping date????? Can hardly wait....:clap
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
You said....."You're welcome! And thanks for...

You said....."You're welcome!
And thanks for the glowing endorsement!"
-Mark


I'm still expecting that endorsement check you promised ...retroactive of course!!!
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,011
Posted By Tin Bender
Wow!! 11 pages+, quite a thread. Wish I had this...

Wow!! 11 pages+, quite a thread. Wish I had this much info (and sympathy?) when I shattered my ankle years ago.

Early 70's, Kawi 750 Triple, tight decreasing radius turn with huge frost heaves...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Tin Bender
Dual spark Elf pegs????

I was hoping to find some feedback on the Elf extendable footpegs, the ones that attach to the valve covers. I've searched here and the BMWOA site but come up with a 1000 hits for virtually every...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By Tin Bender
They're right about the master reset. Very...

They're right about the master reset. Very similar to when a PC freezes, there's little you can do other than reboot. Same thing on the GPS's..

Other thing...is the internal battery on it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 598,667
Posted By Tin Bender
SPOT vs. SAT phone....

Since this forum has to do with satellite communications, felt this might be the appropriate Spot (bad pun??)

A couple other ADV members, two of my riding pals have been using the SPOT...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tin Bender
GSBS, I like that idea, for a coupla'...

GSBS,

I like that idea, for a coupla' reasons.

As you mentioned, the larger shutter button and the sliding power switch address the golved hand problem. The other is I'm now using a...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tin Bender
" i want pikchers...."

Hey, just wondering what some of you inmates are doing capturing "On the Road" images. After several long motocamping trips, I find myself wondering if there isn't an easier way??

For instance,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,232
Posted By Tin Bender
I REALLY like the R series. Like the oilhead...

I REALLY like the R series. Like the oilhead version and love the black/copper Rockster. Kinda keeping an eye open for one if it pops up at a reasonable price. Save the RT for serious long...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 119,468
Posted By Tin Bender
Page 97, TIG welding....

Steve,

As a former owner of an H-1 and a H-2 that was fully modded for drag racing, the old Kawi Triples have a special place in my heart. Learned the HARD way about the infamous frame whip...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,371
Posted By Tin Bender
Just for Shits and Grins; the ShogyGrid K1100 Frankin-tranny

Oops...

Almost forgot. I wanted to mention that you can often save money and acquire better than original quality bearings from bearing specialty houses. Virtually any bearing made is available...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,371
Posted By Tin Bender
Just for Shits and Grins; the ShogyGrid K1100 Frankin-tranny

THIS is an outstanding documentation of o-haul of a Beemer tranny. Good on you, your doing a great job.

I know you've a donor tranny for the input shaft BUT....there is an outfit that...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
Hey guys, Firstly, a hat's off and lifting...

Hey guys,

Firstly, a hat's off and lifting a cold one salute :1drink to GROK for this incredible piece of engineering. And secondly a HUGE Thank You for phenomenally expeditious shipping. And...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
Wow, thanks for all the replies and interest....

Wow, thanks for all the replies and interest. :clap

Feel like I stirred up a real hornets nest. How 'bout a good oil thread discussion to liven things up, eh??? Maybe a favorite beer, favorite...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
Mike, You said..." But I do have a Carbtune...

Mike,

You said..." But I do have a Carbtune Pro and regularly used it on an inline 4 I had previously. Works great and very simple"

I still like what I see about the Carbtune but doggone if I...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
Damn, you guys sure make it hard to say NO. After...

Damn, you guys sure make it hard to say NO. After pokin' round here looking at all the "Harmonizer" comments, went ahead and ordered it. Sure hope it's everything you guys say it is.:D

Other than...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,206
Posted By Tin Bender
Thumbs down Carbtune Pro ?????

A while back when I bought my 1st BMW I realized right off I needed a way to adjust/balance the throttle bodies.


Have since gone thru a lab manometer with ATF fluid, two matched vacuum gauges...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 147,126
Posted By Tin Bender
Question Count me in. Wanna' see more of this one. ...

Count me in. Wanna' see more of this one.

Outstanding video, but what really grabbed me was the sound track. Can you tell me the name of the artists and tune playing in the background???
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,398
Posted By Tin Bender
Whenever I asked at my local dealer, they said...

Whenever I asked at my local dealer, they said warranty on apparel was 2 years (as of last week). I'd double check with BMW NA, and see if they can get the dealer to replace it for you.

I don't...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,216
Posted By Tin Bender
GCI Pico vs Kermit....

A fellow ADV member here invited us to attend the WARPED event this past March.

Figured I'd need a slightly more comfortable camp chair than the old trusty twin aluminum framed/canvas Coleman...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,398
Posted By Tin Bender
Disappointed.....

I have the BMW Phase Change Jacket liner. Purchased 2 years ago at North County BMW, Escondido, Ca.

Found I really needed something for those cool mornings when a normal insulated jacket liner...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,216
Posted By Tin Bender
STFU???? How dare you!!! The next time your...

STFU???? How dare you!!!

The next time your leading a climb and I got you hanging in belay, I'm gonna hold the braking 'biner with just my itsy, bitsy pinkie finger. That'll learn ya'!!!!!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,216
Posted By Tin Bender
Hey Haywood, Where's the next page??? Is...

Hey Haywood,

Where's the next page??? Is that it?? All I see here is a coupla' pics of the garage and your carport.

Betcha you guys just rode up to Borders or Starbucks, had a cup o' Joe...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tin Bender
RBR Light bar....

Owrstrich,

Thanks tons for the reminder. When I 1st got into the oilheads on my R1100RS I remember coming across the RBR light bars. Following thier web site they eventually only sold through...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By Tin Bender
HELP!!! Help me find this light bar...

Here's your chance for all you Roundel riders to show off your knowledge of all things BMW. I've only seen the occasional pic online of this light bar, never in person. I have no idea of the brand or...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tin Bender
HELP!!! Help me find this light bar...

OK, here's your chance for all those Roundel riders to showcase their knowledge of all things BMW. I've only stumbled across the occasional image or two of this light bar but have never seen one in...
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